Study to investigate potential improvements to EEDI

A consortium led by ABS, and including Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) and Arcsilea Ltd, has been granted EU funding for a study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

The study group has been tasked with delivering a report, titled Decarbonisation of Shipping: Technical Study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index, analysing EEDI’s ability to deliver improved designs and evaluate its relationship to various technologies.

The study will look to propose updated targets for application of the Index, such as speeding up the deployment of low carbon systems, and make recommendations on how to integrate emerging technologies.

“It is an honour to be selected to deliver this important piece of work which will have such an important bearing on the development of the maritime industries and our ability to achieve emissions reduction objectives,” said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director of Global Sustainability.

“The consortium members collectively bring a wealth of knowledge and experience on regulatory, design, construction, operations and safety.”

The study is intended to return preliminary results ahead of MEPC 76 in October this year, and will conclude in early 2021.

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